I Hate Sunburns

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 340 People

    So was in the blazing sun

    for 7hours straight and wants some color and didn't put on any sunscreen on but anyway this is me in the pic
    crissy219 crissy219
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2014

    Boo!!! Came to the beach

    for a few days and now I'm burned :( been a long time since I've been sunburned. Anyone have suggestions re: feeling better, not peeling, etc. I did get some aloe.
    Gilliankay Gilliankay
    36-40, F
    Jun 26, 2014

    Why Do They Even Exist!?

    They make you look like a lobster and they sting like hell. I feel like I'm on fire in the shower and it makes me hate to be white!! Ugh. My favorite things hurt and I can't sleep. I got the worst one I ever had 3 days ago at waptour with the blazing july sun. Ever go to a hard...
    WingWongLee WingWongLee
    Jul 7, 2013


    it never fails. Stay out too long, get a sunburn! Family and I were staying at a rental cabin and i got a verry bad sunburn. Covered a good sized area! A couple of years ago, went to a beach with my sister.Wasn't out there long at all, came back and showered, there it was, on the...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2012


    And I usually get one every summer. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2010

    I can't sleep cause of it,

    it's on my shoulders and top of my back
    anestacia anestacia
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    Most Recent Sunburn

    On July 4th my family talked me into going to the lake. I decided to go since I don't get out much. I was swimming all day and really enjoyed it. After I got out I looked at my face and back; I looked like a tomato. The next morning I woke up with my face swollen and in blisters...
    justlana justlana
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2012

    If Your Going To Let The Sun Shine Where The Sun Dont Normally Shine...

    I'm out in the sun a lot so I'm somewhat tanned, not super dark but don't normally burn. Well, yesterday I went out to the pond (private) and decided to get an all over tan, forgot about sunscreen, and boy am I paying for it today. My naughty bits are hot pink in color and it...
    anonadd anonadd
    22-25, M
    Jun 19, 2013

    Yes I don't like it but

    who does right?! I feel like my face is on fire... I just want cold water on it constantly so freaking hot... I'm a beautiful shade of pink... Peace and love xx
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I'm currently icing my face.

    .. I'm so sunburnt it's not even funny. Even my eyelids are burnt. Stupid me for falling asleep by the pool... You'd think someone would have the decency to wake me up! Urgh. The one time I wouldn't mind someone waking me up and no one does lol
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2014
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    Hate It

    I use SPF50 and I still get burnt.  I also try to stay out of the sun midday and go in out of it as much as possible.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    Really bored lol I'm hiding my sore sunburnt

    legs in the shade at the beach while my brother and mum play in the sea, it's annoying because my brother uses the same sun cream as me and he's fine!
    AshleyForest AshleyForest
    18-21, M
    Feb 5, 2016

    Burn Free

    you really need to keep this item on hand for and burn
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 12, 2012

    I Look Like A Freakin Lobster Today!

    Ok I'll set the scene... It's a cool morning, around 40 degrees, before going to work I click on the news... It says it could be up to 93 degrees today! My first thought is... Omg I wish I could go swimming! Keeping in mind where I live 80 degrees is a super hot day! Anyways I...
    bommer537 bommer537
    18-21, M
    Jun 9, 2012

    -_- I burned my whole right arm,

    by sticking it out the window while driving to all the bike clubs. Lol it hurts to move it...haha oh well
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014

    Hate It

    I use SPF50 and I still get burnt.  I also try to stay out of the sun midday and go in out of it as much as possible.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Jul 22, 2009
    Maddiemac Maddiemac
    18-21, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    I was alone some this summer

    because kids had traveled out of country for summer and he left for 3 weeks to get them. I had decided I would drive 3 hours by myself to have a day at the beach. It's been years since I've been anywhere. Needless to say it was a spur of the moment thing. I just woke up one...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    My skin is ******* on fire right

    now it feels like i bathed in some dunkin donuts hot chocolate and lotion isn't helping and i can't sleepppppppp :((((((
    d0ntl00katm3 d0ntl00katm3
    16-17, F
    Apr 18, 2014

    My entire torso and lower legs are burned along

    with my hands and feet. I can barley move lol A shower wasn't exactly fun either. . .owwwww!!!
    BrightAurora BrightAurora
    18-21, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    I hate this. it hurts to

    even put on my bra. aloe vera is my life saver right now though.
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2015

    Little Irritations

    So I've just started to ref soccer games for U-8, which is like 7-9 year olds. I also play soccer, so I've gradually gotten this nice toast color right below my knee caps up to my thighs where my shorts cut off--bellow my shins? White. Like death white. So anyway, first day being...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13
    18-21, F
    Sep 10, 2013
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